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Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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April 26, 2019
The man otherwise known as Dr. Seuss has been injured by Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: F
July 26, 2012
Lacks personality and charm, and ends up feeling, somewhat ironically, like a cynical exercise in commercialisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2016
Fortunately, there were lots of kids at the screening. You gotta watch 'em. They were giggling, singing along, bouncing, and happily kicking the reviewer's seat. Bingo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 25, 2012
Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 13, 2018
While director Chris Renaud's experienced animation-orientated eye may account for some of its successes, the final product ends up being detrimental to a beloved story, and is at best only intermittently engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 23, 2018
Its execution lacks a great deal of finesse and too often opts for methods that cheapen the overall didactic in favour of Hollywood thrills and spills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2012
About as factory-produced a film as it's possible to make about the evils of commercialism, while the bulbous, Haribo-hued animation style reflects none of Seuss's visual wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 19, 2012
May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.
March 2, 2012
Hypocrisy on an epic scale, this computer-animated feature turns the Dr. Seuss classic about corporate greed into a multimillion-dollar toy commercial.
March 1, 2012
More a civics lesson than a story, The Lorax is the tale of a cantankerous woodland sprite who comes across as a shrill nag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2012
It stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 28, 2012
There are only a few laughs and the characters aren't that exciting. I much preferred Kung Fu Panda will all its action and fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 1, 2012
Seuss' original message resonates but the rest of the overwrought window dressing that's required to "movie" it up only serves to dilute and bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 10, 2012
There's just something missing in translation from that most powerful book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 29, 2012
The animation is lovely, with some cleverly designed locations and characters, but it isn't enough to prop up the threadbare plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 6, 2012
There's something tedious about this film, partly because the Lorax is sidelined, partly due to a pointed environmental message that ultimately overrides all the characters.
August 12, 2012
Illumination Entertainment has dispensed with almost all of Dr Seuss' endearing dialogue, which is a shame, because the film could do with more of a personality of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2012
For all its good intentions, there's something deeply unsettling about this bubblegum pop approach to environmentalism.
March 25, 2012
Given its inevitable merchandise tie-ins, this animated eco-preachy affair carries with it more than a whiff of questionable intent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 1, 2012
[It] does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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